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Kati Casida

1570 La Vereda Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94708, U.S.A.
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Phone: (510) 845-4956

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Chronology and Education

  • Born Kati Monson, Viroqua, WI.
  • 1950 Norway, University of Oslo, summer study, AAUW Art Scholarship.
  • 1952 Germany and Holland, independent study, summer.
  • 1953 B.S., Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • 1955 New York City, Columbia University, summer classes, painting and drawing.
  • 1956 Costa Rica and Central America, independent study, two months.
  • 1958-'59 Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and England, independent study.
  • 1964 Berkeley, CA, University of California (UC), painting, Stefinelli, summer.
  • 1967 Oakland, CA, California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), etching, Vredaparis and J. Parker.
  • 1969 CCAC, lithography, Charles Gill.
  • U.C. Berkeley, woodcut, Arne Wolf and textile printing, Avaken Aven of Kunstfacscholen, Sweden.
  • 1970-'71 England, Sweden, Greece and Japan, independent study and printmaking.
  • 1974 Began making steel sculptures.
  • 1982 Visiting Artist, Studio at Hydra, Greece.
  • 1993 Visiting Artist, Studio at Ekely, Eduard Munch Estate, Oslo, Norway.


  • 1954-'55 Beaver Dam, WI: taught grades 1-6, junior high and high school arts.
  • 1955-'56 Upsala College, East Orange, NJ: taught drawing, painting, design and art history.
  • 1960 Madison, WI, (January-June): taught drawing grades 1-6, Spring Harbor School.
  • 1961 Madison, WI, (Sept.-June): taught drawing at adult vocational school.

Public Collections

  • Oakland, CA, Oakland City Center, sculpture.
  • Viroqua, WI, City Park, site specific earth sculpture.
  • San Francisco, CA, The Lurie Company, lobby sculpture.
  • San Francisco, CA, Hastings College of the Law, paper work.
  • New York City, International Paper Co, paper work.
  • Palo Alto, CA, Syntex Corp, sculpture.
  • Salem, OR, Oregon Arts Commission, paper work.
  • Dallas, TX, Spectrum Center, sculpture.
  • Brea, CA Percent for Art Program, sculpture.
  • Berkeley, CA, Cesar Chavez Park, sculpture.
  • Santa Clara, CA, Civic Center, sculpture.
  • Viroqua, WI, City Park, mirrored stainless steel sculpture.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1994 Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA.
  • 1992 City of Oakland, CA, commission, Open Proposals, Empty Chairs-Green Ribbons, for Missing Persons.
  • 1991 New Leaf Garden Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
  • 1989 Victor Fischer Galleries, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1985 Victor Fischer Galleries, Oakland, CA.
  • 1980 Van Doren Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1977 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
  • 1974 Zara Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Group Exhibitions

  • 1999 Small Works from the California Society of Printmakers: 1999 Annual Exhibition, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.
  • Nordic 5 Arts, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA.
  • 1998 Nordic 5 Arts, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.
  • 1997 Spectrum - Woodblock thru Microchip, The California Society of Printmakers Annual Membership Show, Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
  • Saving Grace, Sculpture, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
  • 1996 Pacific Rim Sculptors / Exhibit at Mother Lode.
  • '94-'95 Art in Public Places, Santa Clara City Hall Plaza, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Sculpture by the Bay, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA.
  • 1994 PIaza Art '94, Mountain View City Plaza, Mountain View, CA.
  • Sculpture, Syntex Corp., Palo Alto, CA.
  • Nordic Accent, Sculpture, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, Pacific Rim Sculpture
  • 1991 Possibilities of Paper, Syntex, Palo Alto, CA.
  • 1986 Paperworks, Beni Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 40th San Francisco Arts Festival, sculpture installation.
  • 1985 Going Public, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA.
  • 1984 Paper as Art, Art on Paper, Storefront Museum, Oakland, CA.
  • Sculpture, Oakland City Center, Oakland, CA (Fischer Galleries).
  • Sculpture, Chapman College, Orange County, Los Angeles, CA (Fischer Galleries).
  • Sculpture, Hastings College of The Law, San Francisco, CA (Fischer Galleries).
  • 1983 Bay Area Wood Blocks, World Print Council, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1982 12th International Sculpture Conference:
  • Sculpture '82, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
  • California Sculpture Inside-Out, Brook House, Orinda, CA.
  • The Brook House Sculpture Invitational, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA.
  • Oakland City Hall, Installed under the auspices of the Oakland Museum.
  • Mills College, Oakland, CA, sculpture.
  • Greek Orthodox Church, Oakland, CA, sculpture.
  • 1979 Scenes from the Visual Arts, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
  • New Paper, World Print Council, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
  • Printed Matter, California Printmakers, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
  • Outdoor Sculpture Show, Syntex, Palo Alto, CA, 1979-1980.
  • 1978 Mixed Media Paper, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA.
  • California Printmakers, Los Angeles Branch Library (Traveling Show).
  • Sculpture, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA.
  • 1977 Variations On The Sculpture Idea, Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA.
  • Contemporary Issues, Works on Paper by Women, Los Angeles Women's Building, Los Angeles and University of Houston, Houston, TX.
  • 1976 Polymorphous Multifarious Sculpture, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Print Show, Cal Expo, Sacramenfo, CA.
  • California Printmakers, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA.
  • 1975 Prints California, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.

Television and Radio Interviews

  • Norwegian National Broadcasting Co, "Jonsok Interview," July, 1985.
  • Channel 7 TV, San Francisco, CA, "Bay Area Sculpture," July, 1982
  • Video, "Kati Casida: Hand Made Paper As Sculpture," 1982 by Howard Gutstadt, GESI
  • Video, "Eleven Norwegian Artists," Oslo, Norway, 1993, by Casida.

Articles Authored

  • California Society of Printmakers Newsletter, "Diminishing Borders," January 1984.
  • California Printmaker, Quarterly Journal, "For The Love of Washi," January 1987.
  • Nordic 5 Arts, Editor & Publisher, inaugurated 1993, 2 issues per year.

Conferences - presented slide lectures

  • The National Women's Art Caucus, San Francisco, CA 1989.
  • Organization for Women Architects and Design Professionals, Berkeley, CA, 1987.
  • First National Women's Sculpture Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987.
  • The National Women's Art Caucus, New York City, 1986.



  • De Kalb, Dana, Sculpture in Public Places, 1989, Victor Fischer Galleries.
  • Hoare, Tyler James, Trading Company, UC Extension Art Gallery, 1989, paper work," Feathered Nights."
  • Neubert, George, The Brookhouse Sculpture Invitational at Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA, 1982, sculpture, "Loop the Loop Red."
  • Levine, Melinda, Sculpture '82, Rohnert Park, CA, Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery, 1982, sculpture, "Continuum."
  • Hoare, Tyler James, & Waters, Ruth Jahnke, CVA Sculpture, Oakland, CA, 1982, sculpture, "Yellow Ribbon."
  • The World Print Council, Paper-Art & Technology, 1979, p, 101, paper, "Whispers."
  • Heller, Jules, Paper-making, Watson Guptill, 1978, p, 126, "Ribboned Sea."
  • Sher, Elizabeth, Mixed Media on Paper, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 1978.
  • Hoover, Herbert, Hoover's Guide to Galleries, San Francisco, CA, 1974-'75 edition, p, 62.

Articles (Selected)

  • Viroqua Broadcaster, 1997, Viroqua, WI.
  • La Crosse Tribune, 1997, La Crosse, WI.
  • City of Oakland, "Open Proposals Project, Empty Chairs-Green Ribbons for Missing Persons," articles published in 1992 in the following newspapers:
  • Oakland Landscape, 1993 Castro Valley Times, 1992
  • The Montclarion, Empty Chairs, 1992 The Argus, 1992, La Crosse, WI
  • Contra Costa Times, 1992 La Crosse Tribune, 1992, La Crosse, WI
  • The Daily Californian, 1992, Berkeley The Greek American, 1992, New York, New York
  • Hills Publications, 1992, East Bay Cities The Greek Star, 1992, Chicago, IL
  • The Hellenic Journal, 1992, The Cyprus Weekly, 1992, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • La Crosse Tribune, WI, Steve Irving, "Sculptor Creates for Viroqua," July 1987.
  • International Sculpture, "Commission," July/August 1986.
  • West Art, "Art Commission Holds 40th Festival," September 1986.
  • San Francisco Chronicle, McNair/Cotton, "Modern Sculpture Gardens," May 1985.
  • Viking Magazine, Gaylen Beal & Andrea M. Workman, "Jonsok Sculpture" and "Kati Casida, Modern Sculptor," December 1985
  • Lois Requiest, San Francisco Examiner, August 22, 1984.
  • Center for the Visual Arts Newsletter, "Spotlight on Kati Casida," January 1984.
  • Kathleen Bonner, "Sculpture '82," Images and Issues, November/December 1982.
  • "White Wave," West Art, September 24, 1982.
  • Jo Anne Burstein, "Sculpture '82," Artweek, October 17, 1981.
  • Charles Shere, Oakland Tribune, December 24, 1981.
  • Woodland Integration, Andree M. Workman, Artweek, October 17, 1981.
  • "Curatorial Curves, Center for Visual Arts," Daily Californian, Cathy Curtis, May 25, 1979.

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